Reelected to office thanks to his new NBC sitcom, President Bill Pullman is once again using his skills at oration to stir morale and boost confidence in mankind's jingoistic war to make an Independence Day sequel.
In a rousing fireside chat with Crave (via), Pullman assured the public that should Will Smith (or, say, passenger Jeff Goldblum) not return to kill aliens in ID4Ever, there is a backup strategy in place that may still allow the plan to go through. Said Pullman:
The Will Smith part of it may be ongoing but I think there's strategies for both [with or without him]. I like what I have to do in both of them. I'm not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It's a very interesting conception of what happens to Whitmore between then and when it picks back up.
Still, like director Roland Emmerich has in the past, Pullman realistically expressed some doubts that the film will come together this term. He added, "Nobody's holding their breath because it's been continually plagued." But is the production truly plagued? Or is it... VIRUSED!!!?!!?!?